July 12, 2017

How the other half live – high roller lifestyle

 

Many of us daydream of a lavish lifestyle with all of the amenities that we could imagine. But there are people in the world that have the financial resources to live like that. The things that they spend money on are pretty interesting and alluring.

They Own A Boat

I do not mean a canoe or the little fishing boat that broke the bank when you bought it. They own yachts, and when they need to get away from everything, they will set out onto the water for a few days. They might even have a replica of the Titanic built.

They Chose Where They Want To Live

Most people are stuck in the same area that they grew up in. You might dream of moving to Florida or New York City, but you know that the logistics of moving would probably make it too difficult. You would have to find a new job and afford the process of relocating. Also places like that tend to have a higher cost of living. But a wealthy person does not have to worry about that. She can just choose to live in Europe or California.

Money For Leisure

If you have a few extra dollars at the end of the week, you might go to see a movie or to have a drink with friends. A wealthy person can just go out gambling all night without worrying about the consequences. They are gambling for sport and competition rather than to enjoy the benefits of winning the jackpot.  In fact, many rich people do not even bother going out to the casino – the billion dollar Vegas casino business has now arrived at the customer’s fingertips, and the allure of popular slot games is now available on pretty much any smart phone.

Everything Is Green

Many of us are concerned about depleting the earth’s resources. We will do what we can, but we also recognize that many of the natural alternatives are too expensive for us. A wealthy person will use alternative energy to power everything. She will have solar panels installed outside of her home and drive an electric car.

Wealthy homeowners will also find ways to conserve water, such as installing a steam shower in the bathroom (which is also a spa treatment). Their homes are typically loaded with energy-efficient devices.

Funding For Education

Many parents are worried about where their children will go to college. Often, financial aid and student loans do not cover everything (even for families below the poverty line). On the other hand, wealthy parents can all but guarantee that their children will have a prosperous future.

In addition to funding for college, their resources can provide a stable environment for the children. They can pay for tutors, a nanny, summer camps, and any intellectually stimulating activity that will further their education. While the child is in college, she can focus primarily on her studies because her parents are funding her housing expenses. Since they have fewer concerns about the future of their children, the other half is free to live peacefully.

Security

While western civilization does enjoy a few amenities, such as a general feeling of safety, that is typically heightened among the other half. They can afford fenced housing and a security detail that surveys the perimeter at night and when they are out of town. Beyond that, they can afford a state-of-the-art home security system replete with alarms, cameras, and much more. On the other hand, many of us rely heavily on a deadbolt lock and the responsiveness of emergency services.

Of course, learning how the other half lives should not fill us with envy. It should motivate us to improve our lives so that we or our children can enjoy that lifestyle.

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